Title: Computer Programmer, Writer, Physical Chemist
Company: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Location: Olympia, Washington, United States
Ronald Icenogle, Information Tech Specialist at Department of Labor and Industries, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientist for dedication, achievements, and leadership in computer programming.
Now retired, Dr. Icenogle most recently flourished as an information technology specialist for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. At the start of his career, he served as a teaching and graduate assistant for Cornell University. He later found success as a research chemist with Shell Development Company from 1980 to 1985. Moreover, he held executive positions with New York Life and Teknor Apex Co., as well as teaching for the Olympia School District and the Public Schools Personnel Cooperative in Olympia, Washington. In the past, he contributed as a philosophy and science writer, as well as laboratory technician at North Dakota State University.
Prior to the start of his career, Dr. Icenogle pursued a formal education in biochemistry at Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1974. He continued with studies in physical and biophysical chemistry at Cornell University, earning a Master of Science in 1977 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1981. Furthermore, he became certified to teach secondary science by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Eastern Washington University in 1996.
Civically, Dr. Icenogle has served as a counselor of the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan, between 1972 and 1975. In addition, he contributed as a kayak guide in White Haven, Pennsylvania for two years. A member of the American Chemical Society, he also maintains affiliation with the New York Academy of Sciences, the International Platform Association, PEN America, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, various education associations, and with the Washington Federation of State Employees. In the coming years, he intends to relax and enjoy his retirement.
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